Wendy & Jason’s High Country Wedding was held on 16th January 2016. With a gorgeous mountain backdrop this was a bit of a change from the usual beach weddings that we normally photograph. Below are some words from our bride and groom about how they met and their wedding day.
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We first met September 21st 2012 for a drink at the Settlement in Cranbourne.
We both had our profiles on a dating website “Plenty of Fish”. We spoke online for a month or so before we met.
The date went off well and we arranged another date before long.
Wendy thought Jason was a nice guy that I wanted to find out more about.
Jason thought Wendy was very attractive and yes she can talk!
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Jason took Wendy away for a surprise weekend to Daylesford in June 2013. Jason was planning to pop the question on the Saturday night over dinner but our massages took longer than we thought and it was too rushed. Therefore the next morning while in the spa Jason asked Wendy to marry her. WOW, YES was the answer and tears fell from Wendy’s eyes. So excited.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. Vanuatu is the chosen place for our honeymoon. 12 days of pure bliss and relaxation with a pool at the front door of our room and the beach only a stones throw away.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. Living life to the fullest and enjoying our lives together. Exploring our beautiful country in our 4WD.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony is at Craig’s Hut on Mount Stirling (the hut featured in the movie “The man from Snowy river” which we both grew up with). It is Wendy’s favorite movie and was our first destination on our first 4WD trip together in November 2012.
A small reception for bridal party and family members only will be held in Barwite, a 22 arce private property, Adelberg.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. Wendy’s dress is navy french lace that is tight fitting and elegant. It is sleeveless and has been chosen for our outback wedding. Skinned toned wedge shoes will be worn with diamante earrings matching in with Sherrie, Wendy’s Matron of Honor.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Modern, Rustic theme but the way we choose. In the outback as that’s where we love to be .
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair styled in Mansfield. Wendy’s hair will be worn up with Diamantes placed in the rear lower of her hair again keeping with the style of elegance. Make up will be done by Milly Baddeley. A natural look that’s not over the top.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Alpine blooms
Mansfield are supplying our bouquets. King Protea is the feature with bush style blooms surrounding them.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. For the cake Double tier – 6 inch rich fruit with almonds (marzipan and white fondant) Double tier – 9 inch one to be white chocolate and raspberry mud filled with raspberry butter cream The other chocolate mud cake filled with chocolate ganache. (white fondant) Stencil damask on bottom Double tier (9 inch) to the height of the cake Top tier to have initials on front (W & J) with blue ribbon and diamante buckle on front view Cake Topper 2 diamante and silver hearts Homemade chocolate sauce and raspberry couli to serve with the wedding cake.
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. 1991 Orange Isuzu MU. This is our own vehicle that we use regularly for our 4WD trips. It has just had a full reco.
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. All food and drink will be supplied by Wendy and Jason family and friends. Wendy and Jason have designed labels featuring Craig’s hut with a picture taken by them on one of their trips.